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Mieke Snijder

Research Fellow

My career objective is to undertake research with real-world impacts and direct relevance to the communities I work with. My goal is to use research as a tool to improve outcomes for those living at the margins by developing, using and promoting participatory approaches. I am excited about working in the space where good quality research methods meet community participation. I am also a course facilitator for the Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation short course.

  • I have over a decade of experience in designing and implementing methodologies to evaluate interventions for various underserved communities.
  • My doctoral research investigated the tensions between the use of participatory approaches and evaluation of complex community-based interventions with three Australian Aboriginal communities.
  • In my post-doctoral research to date I have used participatory methods to inform the development of an intervention for Australian Aboriginal adolescents. These methods integrated action research and visual and digital approaches such as photovoice, role-playing, digitial story telling, focus groups and semi-structured interviews.

I am continuing to expand my growing expertise in participatory methods in the development and evaluation of complex interventions. I am particularly interested in continuing to explore the use of culturally appropriate, decolonising and creative research designs that align with participants’ world views and can make research an empowering process.


Mieke Snijder’s recent work


IDS and Fundación Paraguaya announce Memorandum of Understanding

IDS and Fundación Paraguaya have this month signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), cementing the growing relationship and collaboration between both organisations. Fundación Paraguaya is a Paraguayan non-governmental organization renowned globally for its work around social...

29 September 2022